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Manticocerasman

Most of the times when you find a promising specimen there is always that challenge of getting it unscathed out of the matrix.

And often resulting in a lot of cursing and a damaged specimen.

 

But sometimes, on very .. very … rare occasions you do get that lucky split.

 

 

Found this Manticoceras ( goniatite ) last summer. One good hit with the chisel and pop. Only minimal prepwork left.

This one is by far one of my best specimens and made it to my new avatar :D

 

Manticoceras sp.

Frasnian ( Devonian )

Chimay area ( Belgium )

 

https://photos.app.goo.gl/5rcHesN212VPDnzq2

 

 

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Greetings,

 

:ammonite01: Manticocerasman :ammonite01:

 

 

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WhodamanHD

Wow, that's a beauty! Nice find!

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FossilDudeCO

that is a gorgeous piece! congrats!

 

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Fossildude19

Whoa! Now that is a stunner!     :blink: :faint:   :drool: :envy:   :wub:

 

Congratulations on this find, Kevin!

Absolutely gorgeous!!!

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Vieira

Congratulations.

 

Beautiful fossil :drool:

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Fossil-Hound

@Ludwigia you have to see this beauty. :ammonite01:

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RJB

Always nice to get those once in a blue moon splits.  Nice fossil!

 

RB

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Ludwigia

Great find and luck, Kevin! What a beaut! :wub:

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Macrophyseter

Wow. That goniatite is such beauty :wub::ammonite01:

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belemniten

Congrats :D Thats an awesome find :envy:

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Manticocerasman

Thx everyone :D

 

I'll make sure to post a lot of devonian cephalopods in the future. Keep an eye on my posts if you like cephalopods :P

 

 

:ammonite01:manticocerasman:ammonite01:

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Mediospirifer

Sweet! A lucky split, indeed!

 

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jpc

Woo Hooo!

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FossilDAWG

Who doesn't like cephalopods?  That one is a beauty! :wub:

Don

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mattbsharks

beautiful!

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ynot

I agree with the Other's comments on this piece.:dinothumb:

(No wait, what did they say?:headscratch: )

 

Oh Yeah, that is a very nice goniatite!

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Fossildude19

@Jeffrey P  - should see this as well!

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siteseer

It's great to see a lucky split even if it's not my own.  I've split shale looking for a variety of things but what usually happens is that the split shows a part of something pretty good or shards of what might have been something good.  When it is pretty good, it usually gets damaged when you try to size the chunk down even after years of practice in avoiding hitting it where the crack will run through the specimen.  Yeah, I've done that even as recently as a couple of weeks ago.  At least it happens less often these days because I've learned when to quit and bring out tools for the finer work.

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Kane

Yowza! That goni knocks me off my chair! Fantastic find! :dinothumb::ammonite01: :envy:

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Wrangellian

Nice one!

Given that the sutures are exposed, is there shell material left on the matrix piece?

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Manticocerasman
2 hours ago, Wrangellian said:

Nice one!

Given that the sutures are exposed, is there shell material left on the matrix piece?

Yes, the shell is left in the matrix. And only one side of the goniatites in that bank are wel preserved. The fossils are mostly on top of the limestone bank with the side on top often badly preserved. They have been lying around on the seafloor for a while before being completely coverd by sediments.

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nala

Superbe!:)

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Wrangellian
12 hours ago, Manticocerasman said:

Yes, the shell is left in the matrix. And only one side of the goniatites in that bank are wel preserved. The fossils are mostly on top of the limestone bank with the side on top often badly preserved. They have been lying around on the seafloor for a while before being completely coverd by sediments.

Yes, ammonites at my local spot are often preserved that way too.

I hope you kept the martix with the shell...

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Manticocerasman
11 hours ago, Wrangellian said:

Yes, ammonites at my local spot are often preserved that way too.

I hope you kept the martix with the shell...

Don't worry I keep everithing together :)

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Jeffrey P

Those suture patterns on that goniatite are a sight to behold. Congratulations on an excellent find. 

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